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87 new COVID-19 cases in Richmond

The BC Centre for Disease Control has released the latest COVID-19 case numbers for Richmond
Dec 24 Richmond COVID-19 numbers
Map showing weekly number of COVID-19 cases in the Greater Vancouver region, by health service delivery area: North Shore – Coast Garibaldi (North and West Vancouver, Bowen Island, Sunshine Coast, Powell River, Howe Sound, Bella Coola Valley and Central Coast); Vancouver; Richmond; Fraser North (New Westminster, Burnaby, Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows and Tri-Cities) and Fraser South (Langley, Delta, Surrey, South Surrey/White Rock).

Richmond saw 87 new cases of COVID-19 over the past week (Dec. 18 to 24), according to the latest data released by the BC Centre for Disease Control.

That’s up from the 80 cases reported in the city the previous week.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, there have been 1,308 cases in Richmond.

Across the province, 582 cases of COVID-19 were reported on Dec. 24, with 107 in the Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) region, which includes Richmond. Twelve more people have died and 341 are in hospital, 78 of whom are in intensive care.

As of the Dec. 24 update, 8,178 people have been vaccinated in B.C.

The Richmond Test Collection Centre remains open over the holidays. The centre is located in the jetSET parking lot at 5911 North Service Road near Vancouver International Airport.

The drive-through only testing site is open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.

Those who need to walk to a testing site can be tested at the Richmond Hospital Walk-In Collection Centre, however, that site will be closed on Dec. 26 and Jan. 1, according to VCH.